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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101712/herbicides-and-trace-metals-in-urban-waters-in-melbourne-australia-2011-12-concentrations-and-potential-impact
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Mayumi Allinson, Pei Zhang, AnhDuyen Bui, Jackie H Myers, Vincent Pettigrove, Gavin Rose, Scott A Salzman, Robert Walters, Graeme Allinson
Urban stormwater samples were collected from five aquatic systems in Melbourne, Australia, on six occasions between October 2011 and March 2012 and tested for 30 herbicides and 14 trace metals. Nineteen different herbicides were observed in one or more water samples from the five sites; chemicals observed at more than 40% of sites were simazine (100%), MCPA (83%), diuron (63%) and atrazine (53%). Using the toxicity unit (TU) concept to assess potential risk to aquatic ecosystems, none of the detected herbicides were considered to pose an individual, group or collective short-term risk to fish or zooplankton in the waters studied...
January 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097927/assessment-and-comparison-of-three-high-aluminum-fly-ash-utilization-scenarios-in-inner-mongolia-china-using-an-eco-efficiency-indicator
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Shuo Yang, Ling Lin, Shao Peng Li, Qiang Li, Xiu Teng Wang, Liang Sun
Utilization of fly ash is of great importance in China in the context of resource and environmental crises. Different fly ash utilization processes are proposed, and some have been practically applied. However, none of these fly ash utilization pathways has been evaluated comprehensively by integrating both environmental and economic perspectives. In this study, three high-aluminum fly ash utilization methods in Mongolia were assessed and compared based on the concept of eco-efficiency. The environmental assessment was conducted in accordance with life-cycle assessment principles, and a monetization-weighting approach was applied to obtain social willingness-to-pay as a reflection of environmental impact...
January 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097920/extending-the-life-cycle-of-reverse-osmosis-membranes-a-review
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Eduardo Coutinho de Paula, Míriam Cristina Santos Amaral
The reverse osmosis (RO) technology for desalination and demineralization serves the global water crisis context, both technically and economically, and its market is growing. However, RO membranes have a limited life-cycle and are often disposed of in landfills. The impacts caused by the disposal of thousands of tonnes per annum of RO membranes have grown dramatically around the world. Waste prevention should have a high priority and take effect before the end-of-life phase of a product is reached. In this review, a summary is presented of the main advances in the performance of the RO technology and the membrane lifespan...
January 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088725/risk-management-financial-evaluation-and-funding-for-wastewater-and-stormwater-reuse-projects
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Casey Furlong, Saman De Silva, Kein Gan, Lachlan Guthrie, Robert Considine
This paper has considered risk management, financial evaluation and funding in seven Australian wastewater and stormwater reuse projects. From the investigated case studies it can be seen that responsible parties have generally been well equipped to identify potential risks. In relation to financial evaluation methods some serious discrepancies, such as time periods for analysis, and how stormwater benefits are valued, have been identified. Most of the projects have required external, often National Government, funding to proceed...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088570/achillea-millefolium-l-extract-mediated-green-synthesis-of-waste-peach-kernel-shell-supported-silver-nanoparticles-application-of-the-nanoparticles-for-catalytic-reduction-of-a-variety-of-dyes-in-water
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Bahar Khodadadi, Maryam Bordbar, Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh
In this paper, silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) are synthesized using Achillea millefolium L. extract as reducing and stabilizing agents and peach kernel shell as an environmentally benign support. FT-IR spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS), Thermo gravimetric-differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) were used to characterize peach kernel shell, Ag NPs, and Ag NPs/peach kernel shell...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088279/archaeometric-analysis-of-roman-bronze-coins-from-the-magna-mater-temple-using-solid-state-voltammetry-and-electrochemical-impedance-spectroscopy
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Francesca Di Turo, Noemí Montoya, Joan Piquero-Cilla, Caterina De Vito, Fulvio Coletti, Gabriele Favero, Antonio Doménech-Carbó
Voltammetry of microparticles (VMP) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques, complemented by SEM-EDX and Raman spectroscopy, were applied to a set of 15 Roman bronze coins and one Tessera from the temple of Magna Mater (Rome, Italy). The archaeological site, dated back between the second half and the end of the 4th century A.D., presented a complicated stratigraphic context. Characteristic voltammetric patterns for cuprite and tenorite for sub-microsamples of the corrosion layers of the coins deposited onto graphite electrodes in contact with 0...
February 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076659/an-empirical-agent-based-model-to-simulate-the-adoption-of-water-reuse-using-the-social-amplification-of-risk-framework
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Venu Kandiah, Andrew R Binder, Emily Z Berglund
Water reuse can serve as a sustainable alternative water source for urban areas. However, the successful implementation of large-scale water reuse projects depends on community acceptance. Because of the negative perceptions that are traditionally associated with reclaimed water, water reuse is often not considered in the development of urban water management plans. This study develops a simulation model for understanding community opinion dynamics surrounding the issue of water reuse, and how individual perceptions evolve within that context, which can help in the planning and decision-making process...
January 11, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075501/a-recoverable-ruthenium-aqua-complex-supported-onto-silica-particles-an-efficient-epoxidation-catalyst
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M Isabel Romero, Ingrid Ferrer, Xavier Fontrodona, Anna Roig, Montserrat Rodríguez
The preparation and characterization of new complexes with a phosphonated trpy ligand (trpy-P-Et) and a bidentate pyridylpyrazole (pypz-Me) ligand, with formula [RuII(trpy-P-Et)(pypz-Me)X]n+ (X = Cl, n= 1, 2; X=H2O, n=2, 3) is described, together with the anchoring of 3 onto two types of supports: mesoporous silica particles (SP) and silica coated magnetic particles (MSP). The aqua complex 3 is easily obtained through reflux of 2 in water and displays a bielectronic Ru(IV/II) redox process. It has been anchored onto SP and MSP supports through two different synthetic strategies, yielding the heterogeneous systems SP@3 and MSP@3 that have been fully characterized by IR, UV-vis, SEM, CV and DPV...
January 11, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073640/pharmaceuticals-in-a-temperate-forest-water-reuse-system
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Andrew D McEachran, Damian Shea, Elizabeth Guthrie Nichols
Forest-water reuse systems infiltrate municipal, industrial, and agricultural wastewaters through forest soils to shallow aquifers that ultimately discharge to surface waters. Their ability to mitigate regulated nutrients, metals, and organic chemicals is well known, but the fate of non-regulated chemicals in these systems is largely unstudied. This study quantified 33 pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in soils, groundwaters, and surface waters in a 2000-hectare forest that receives ~1200mm/year of secondary-treated, municipal wastewater in addition to natural rainfall (~1300mm/year)...
January 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070809/solution-to-water-resource-scarcity-water-reclamation-and-reuse
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Yu Tian, Hongying Hu, Jun Zhang
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January 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068591/feasibility-of-reusing-the-black-liquor-for-enzymatic-hydrolysis-and-ethanol-fermentation
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Wen Wang, Xiaoyan Chen, Xuesong Tan, Qiong Wang, Yunyun Liu, Minchao He, Qiang Yu, Wei Qi, Yu Luo, Xinshu Zhuang, Zhenhong Yuan
The black liquor (BL) generated in the alkaline pretreatment process is usually thought as the environmental pollutant. This study found that the pure alkaline lignin hardly inhibited the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose (EHC), which led to the investigation on the feasibility of reusing BL as the buffer via pH adjustment for the subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation. The pH value of BL was adjusted from 13.23 to 4.80 with acetic acid, and the alkaline lignin was partially precipitated. It deposited on the surface of cellulose and negatively influenced the EHC via blocking the access of cellulase to cellulose and adsorbing cellulase...
December 23, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068546/preparation-of-magnetic-hierarchically-porous-microspheres-with-temperature-controlled-wettability-for-removal-of-oils
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Shengyang Tao, Yunzhe Ding, Lei Jiang, Guangtao Li
A series of monodispersed microspheres with hierarchically porous structures were prepared by microfluidic devices. Phase separation of the silica sol in microdroplets was adopted to construct these structures. The effects of velocity ratios (for both the continuous and the dispersed phases), collection solvents and calcination temperatures were investigated. The diameters of the microspheres were tuned from 148μm to 940μm by adjusting the velocity ratio. Tests revealed that the surface areas and pore volumes of the microspheres can reach 495m(2)g(-1) and 0...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068148/element-cycling-and-energy-flux-responses-in-ecosystem-simulations-conducted-at-the-chinese-lunar-palace-1
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Chen Dong, Yuming Fu, Beizhen Xie, Minjuan Wang, Hong Liu
Bioregenerative life-support systems (BLSS) address interactions between organisms and their environment as an integrated system through the study of factors that regulate the pools and fluxes of materials and energy through ecological systems. As a simple model, using BLSS is very important in the investigation of element cycling and energy flux for sustainable development on Earth. A 105-day experiment with a high degree of closure was carried out in this system from February to May, 2014, with three volunteers...
January 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067053/global-profiling-of-metabolite-and-lipid-soluble-microbial-products-in-anaerobic-wastewater-reactor-supernatant-using-uplc-mse
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Phornpimon Tipthara, Chinagarn Kunacheva, Yan Ni Annie Soh, Stephen C C Wong, Ng Sean Pin, David C Stuckey, Bernhard O Boehm
Identification of soluble microbial products (SMPs) released during bacterial metabolism in mixed cultures in bioreactors is essential to understanding fundamental mechanisms of their biological production. SMPs constitute one of the main foulants (together with colloids and bacterial flocs) in membrane bioreactors widely used to treat, and ultimately recycle wastewater. More importantly, the composition and origin of potentially toxic, carcinogenic, or mutagenic SMPs in renewable/reused water supplies must be determined and controlled...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063641/the-use-of-regenerated-immunoaffinity-columns-for-aflatoxins-b1-b2-g1-and-g2-in-peanut-confection
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Maria Helena Iha, Camila Alessandra Mini, Isaura Akemi Okada, Rita de Cássia Briganti, Mary W Trucksess
The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using multitime-regenerated immunoaffinity column (IAC) for aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2 in peanut confection. After each use, the IAC was washed immediately with phosphate-buffered saline and stored for >12h prior to reuse. The evaluation procedure consisted of using extracts of naturallycontaminated peanut confection (4 replicates), aflatoxin-free peanut confection (duplicates), and aflatoxin-free peanut confection sample spiked with the 4 aflatoxins (AFT) at 3 levels in 4 replicates...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059153/cellulose-nanofibril-based-aerogel-microreactors-a-high-efficiency-and-easy-recoverable-w-o-w-membrane-separation-system
#16
Fang Zhang, Hao Ren, Jing Dou, Guolin Tong, Yulin Deng
Hereby we report a novel cellulose nanofirbril aerogel-based W/O/W microreactor system that can be used for fast and high efficient molecule or ions extraction and separation. The ultra-light cellulose nanofibril based aerogel microspheres with high porous structure and water storage capacity were prepared. The aerogel microspheres that were saturated with stripping solution were dispersed in an oil phase to form a stable water-in-oil (W/O) suspension. This suspension was then dispersed in large amount of external waste water to form W/O/W microreactor system...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057339/mechanism-and-performance-for-adsorption-of-2-chlorophenol-onto-zeolite-with-surfactant-by-one-step-process-from-aqueous-phase
#17
Sha Peng, Zheng Tang, Wei Jiang, Di Wu, Song Hong, Baoshan Xing
To decrease the power, material, and time consumption in wastewater treatment, a one-step process was performed to remove 2-chlorophenol (2-CP) from aqueous phase using zeolite and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). Compared with the traditional two-step process, the one-step process used in this study achieved almost eight times higher 2-CP adsorption capacity within a shorter time and maintained high removal efficiencies (around 65%) in reuse tests, thus becoming an efficient and economically acceptable alternative process...
January 2, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056371/combined-pretreatment-with-torrefaction-and-washing-using-torrefaction-liquid-products-to-yield-upgraded-biomass-and-pyrolysis-products
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Dengyu Chen, Jiaming Mei, Haiping Li, Yiming Li, Mengting Lu, Tingting Ma, Zhongqing Ma
This study presented an approach to upgrade biomass and pyrolysis products using a process based on torrefaction liquid washing combined with torrefaction pretreatment. The torrefaction of cotton stalk was first conducted at 250°C for 30min and then the resulting torrefaction liquid products were collected and reused to wash cottonstalk. The pyrolysis of the original and pretreated cotton stalk was performed at 500°C for 15min in a fixed-bed reactor. The results indicated that the combined pretreatment obviously reduced the metallic species in cotton stalk, decreased the water and acids contents while promoted phenols in bio-oil, declined the ash content in biochar, as well as improved the heating value of non-condensable gas...
December 24, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051163/adaptable-bioinspired-special-wetting-surface-for-multifunctional-oil-water-separation
#19
Maryna N Kavalenka, Felix Vüllers, Jana Kumberg, Claudia Zeiger, Vanessa Trouillet, Sebastian Stein, Tanzila T Ava, Chunyan Li, Matthias Worgull, Hendrik Hölscher
Inspired by the multifunctionality of biological surfaces necessary for the survival of an organism in its specific environment, we developed an artificial special wetting nanofur surface which can be adapted to perform different functionalities necessary to efficiently separate oil and water for cleaning accidental oil spills or separating industrial oily wastewater. Initial superhydrophobic nanofur surface is fabricated using a hot pulling method, in which nano- and microhairs are drawn out of the polymer surface during separation from a heated sandblasted steel plate...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044154/biofunctional-metal-phenolic-films-from-dietary-flavonoids
#20
Nadja Bertleff-Zieschang, Md Arifur Rahim, Yi Ju, Julia A Braunger, Tomoya Suma, Yunlu Dai, Shuaijun Pan, Francesca Cavalieri, Frank Caruso
We assembled dietary, bioactive flavonoids into a metal coordinated network to form thin, surface-bound films and hollow capsules, overcoming the poor water solubility of free flavonoids. Films formed from quercetin, myricetin, luteolin and fisetin show radical scavenging activity, a renowned feature of their parent flavonoids, and can be reused over multiple cycles. These films are expected to have potential applications in the pharmaceutical and food industries.
January 3, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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